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Motor Tax Frequently Asked Questions

Where is my Motor Tax Office located and what are the opening hours?

What do I need to renew the tax on my car (Private Vehicle)?

What categories of vehicles are eligible to use motor tax on line?

When are Motor Tax Arrears charged?

What documentation do I need to tax a new / imported vehicle, for personal use?

What documentation do I need to renew the tax on my Motorcycle?

What documentation do I need to tax my goods vehicle? 

What documentation do I need to tax a Small Public Service Vehicle (SPSV), Taxis, Limousines etc.?

What documentation do I need to tax a new / imported Motorcycle?

I am selling a vehicle privately and it is registered on or after 1/1/1993. What do I need to do?

I am selling a vehicle to a motor dealer and it is registered on or after 1/1/1993. What do I need to do?

What documents do I need to tax a new / imported large public service vehicle (LPSV)?

Under what circumstances do I need a Certificate of Roadworthiness?

I wish to change the name or address on my vehicle documentation. What do I need to do?

I have changed the engine in my vehicle. What must I do to update my vehicle's documentation details?

I've lost a document. How can I get a replacement ?

How do I apply for an N.C.T.?

Who do i make the cheque, bank draft or money order payable to?

What are the new procedures regarding Motor Tax Classification of Vehicles Post Registration?


Where is my Motor Tax Office located and what are the opening hours?

The Motor Tax Office is located at Aras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare. The opening hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.15am - 3.15pm, Wednesday 9.30am -3.15pm.

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What do I need to renew the tax on my car (Private Vehicle)?

To renew your motor tax you will need the following: If there is no change in the details of the vehicle and its owner, you will need the RF100B – computerised reminder posted to the registered owner of the vehicle from the Vehicle Registration Unit in Shannon. If your reminder has a PIN number printed on it you can tax your vehicle online via www.motortax.ie If you don’t receive a printed reminder in the post or if there is a gap between the last tax disc and the current application you must complete an RF100A form which is available on our website, from local libraries, Garda Stations or at our office. Current Vehicle Insurance Details, i.e. name of insurer, policy number and date of expiry. Payment of the appropriate fee – see rates of duty. Payment may be by cheque made payable to Kildare County Council, cash, credit or debit card. Do not send cash in the post.

What categories of vehicles are eligible to use motor tax on line?

Private Cars, Goods Vehicles, Agricultural Tractors / Excavators, Motorcycles, Exempt Vehicles (i.e. vehicles adapted for use by disabled persons) Motor Caravans and Vintage/Veteran Vehicles may be taxed online. The site facilitates the payment of up to 3 months arrears, after which time your PIN number will become inactive and your motor tax transaction must be completed through your local motor tax office. Please note that Goods Vehicles may only be taxed online with a current CRW.

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When are Motor Tax Arrears charged?

Motor Tax arrears are charged if a month or more has lapsed between the expiry of your last disc and the month in which you want to re-tax your vehicle.

What documentation do I need to tax a new / imported vehicle, for personal use?

You need the following:

(1) Form RF100 (from garage or If vehicle is imported form can be downloaded from NCT website or direct from NCT test centre, from 1st September 2010 it will no longer possible to register a vehicle at Revenue Vehicle Registration Office(VRO). Instead, the vehicle must be brought to an NCT Centre for registration if imported).
(2) Confirmation of current Insurance details.
(3) Fee.
(4) When the vehicle has been taxed for the first time, a Vehicle Registration Certificate will then be issued to the owner by the Vehicle.
(5) Registration Unit in due course. Note: The vehicle is due to be taxed from the first day of the month of it's registration with the Revenue Commissioners.

What documentation do I need to renew the tax on my Motorcycle ?

You need the following:

(1) Form [ RF100A ], completed OR Computerised reminder [ Form RF100B ]. This is the reminder form received from the Vehicle Registration Unit approximately 2 weeks before the tax on the vehicle expires.
(2) Confirmation of current Insurance details. (3) Registration Unit in due course.

What documentation do I need to tax my goods vehicle ?

You need the following: (1) Form [ RF100 ], completed. (2) Confirmation of current Insurance details. (3) Fee. (4) A Certificate of Roadworthiness (required every year after once the vehicle is over 1 year old) issued by your test centre, there is no requirement to bring the certificate to the motor tax office, weight docket, and a goods declaration form needs to be included with the application. (5) When the vehicle has been taxed for the first time, a Vehicle Registration Certificate will then be issued to the owner by the Vehicle Registration Unit in due course.

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What documentation do I need to tax a Small Public Service Vehicle (SPSV), Taxis, Limousines etc.?

Small Public Service Vehicle Licences are categorised as Hackneys, Limousines, Taxis and Wheelchair Accessible Taxis. In each case the documentation for taxation is the same. You need the following:

(1) Form RF100, completed.
(2) Confirmation of current Insurance details.
(3) Fee - €95 per annum
(4) Current PSV Licence.

What documentation do I need to tax a new / imported Motorcycle ?

You need the following:

(1) Form RF100 (from the garage for a new vehicle and If vehicle is imported form can be downloaded from NCT website or direct from NCT test centre, from 1st September 2010 it will no longer possible to register a vehicle at Revenue Vehicle Registration Office(VRO). Instead, the vehicle must be brought to an NCT Centre for registration), completed.
(2) Confirmation of current Insurance details.
(3) Fee. When the vehicle has been taxed for the first time, a Vehicle Registration Certificate will then be issued to the owner of the Vehicle.

I am selling a vehicle privately and it is registered on or after 1/1/1993. What do I need to do ?

You need to: Complete Part B of the Vehicle Licensing Certificate [ Form RF101 ] OR the reverse side of the Vehicle Registration Certificate must be signed by the seller and the new owner of the vehicle (date of sale should be stated) and sent to : The Vehicle Registration Unit, Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Shannon Town Centre, Co.Clare. Details of the Change of Ownership will be updated by the Vehicle Registration Unit. The new owner will then receive a Vehicle Registration Certificate in their own name in due course.

I am selling a vehicle to a motor dealer and it is registered on or after 1/1/1993. What do I need to do ?

You need to: Complete Part B of the Vehicle Licensing Certificate, [ Form RF101 ] OR the reverse side of the Vehicle Registration Certificate must be signed by the seller of the vehicle and given to the Motor Dealer. A Notification of Transfer of Vehicle Ownership to a Motor Dealer [ Form RF105 ] must also be signed by both parties and sent to : The Vehicle Registration Unit, Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Shannon Town Centre, Co.Clare. The Vehicle Registration Unit will temporarily transfer ownership of the vehicle to the Dealer until such time as the vehicle is sold on by them. In such circumstances the Dealer is not categorised as being a registered owner. When the vehicle is sold on by the dealer, the Vehicle Licensing Certificate or Vehicle Registration Certificate (where applicable) must be signed by the new owner and sent to the Vehicle Registration Unit (address above). The new owner will then receive a replacement Vehicle Registration Certificate in their own name in due course.

What documents do I need to tax a new / imported large public service vehicle (LPSV) ?

You need the following:

(1) Form RF100 (from Garage if new vehicle, If vehicle is imported form can be downloaded from NCT website or direct from NCT test centre, from 1st September 2010 it will no longer possible to register a vehicle at Revenue Vehicle Registration Office(VRO). Instead, the vehicle must be brought to an NCT Centre for registration.) completed.
(2) LPSV licence (Article 60 licence in the case of a school bus).
(3) Certificate of Roadworthiness.
(4) Confirmation of current Insurance details.
(5) Fee. When the vehicle has been taxed for the first time, a Vehicle Registration Certificate will then be issued to the owner by the Vehicle Registration Unit in due course.

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Under what circumstances do I need a Certificate of Roadworthiness ?

A Certificate of Roadworthiness is required for certain vehicles namely:

(1) Mechanically propelled vehicles, registered for one year or more, used for the carriage of passengers with more than 8 seats, not including the driver e.g. a bus.
(2) Goods vehicles, registered for one year or more.NOTE- Goods vehicles which are taxed privately also require a Certificate of Roadworthiness Once the vehicle is over ONE year old.
(3) Goods trailers, registered for one year or more, having an unladen weight exceeding 1,524 kilograms.
(4) Ambulances, registered for one year or more.
(5) Motor Campervans, DoE cert's for Motor Campervans follow the same procedure as for private cars i.e. a DoE cert is required on the fourth anniversary of first registration and is re-tested every other year. When a Motor Campervan is ten years old, a DoE test needs to be carried out every year. The fee for the Certificate of Roadworthiness available at Kildare Motor Taxation Office is €6.00 irrespective of whether the vehicle was tested as a Light Goods Vehicle or a Heavy Goods Vehicle. All Motor Campervans with a DGVW exceeding 3,500kg will be tested by VTN Test Centre as a Heavy Goods Vehicle. Note : If you do not have a current Certificate of Roadworthiness for a vehicle that would be included in any of the five categories listed above, you cannot tax the vehicle. You must have the vehicle tested by an Authorised Tester. A list of Authorised Testers in the Kildare area is available from your Motor Taxation Office.

I wish to change the name or address on my vehicle documentation. What do I need to do ?

If you hold a Vehicle Licensing Certificate or a Vehicle Registration Certificate for your vehicle, you should enter the details of your new name and/or address on the reverse side of this document and send it to : The Vehicle Registration Unit, Department of the Environment, Heritage & Local Government, Shannon Town Centre, Co. Clare. Your new details will be updated and the replacement Vehicle Registration Certificate will be sent to you outlining the changes in due course. If you hold a Registration (Log) Book for your vehicle you must send it to your local Motor Taxation Office together with a note detailing the change of name and/or address. Your details will then be updated and the Registration (Log) Book will be returned to you. Note in the case of a change of name, one of the following must also be submitted:

(1) Marriage Certificate - if change of name is by marriage.
(2) Birth certificate - if you are reverting to your maiden name.
(3) Solicitor's Letter - if you are changing your name by deed poll.

I have changed the engine in my vehicle. What must I do to update my vehicle's documentation details ?

You need to : Complete a Change of Particulars [ Form RF111 ] and send it to your Local Motor Taxation Office together with one of the following, whichever is applicable: the Registration (Log) Book, the Vehicle Licencing Certificate, Vehicle Registration Certificate, For private vehicles, a letter from a garage confirming the serial number and size of new engine OR for goods vehicles, a weight docket confirming the weight of the new engine. For vehicles with Registration (Log) Books, the new details will be updated on this document by the Motor Taxation Office and returned to the owner. In all other cases an updated Vehicle Registration Certificate will be issued to the owner by the Vehicle Registration Unit in due course.

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I've lost a document. How can I get a replacement ?

You need the following :

(1) Application for Replacement Documents [ Form RF 134 ] declaring what document(s) have been lost and have this form witnessed and stamped by a member of the Garda Siochana.
(2) Fee. The current replacement fees are as follows : Registration (Log) Book 12 euro, Vehicle Licensing or Registration Certificate 12 euro, Tax Disc 6 euro, Certificate of Roadworthiness (light) 6 euro, Certificate of Roadworthiness (heavy) 13 euro,

How do I apply for an N.C.T. ?

To apply for an N.C.T., contact the National Car Testing Service by any of the following means : In writing to : The Customer Services Department, National Car Testing Service (NCTS), Lakedrive 3026 , Citywest Business Campus, Naas Road, Dublin 24. Telephone LoCall : 1890 412 413 (0800 - 2000 Mon - Thurs, 0800 - 1800 Fri). Fax : 01 413 5982. E-mail : booking@ncts.ie

Who do i make the cheque, bank draft or money order payable to?

Kildare County Council

What are the new procedures regarding Motor Tax Classification of Vehicles Post Registration

Following on from the appointment by the Revenue Commissioners of the National Car Testing Service (NCTS) to carry out a range of vehicle registration functions on their behalf, the issue of the classification for motor tax purposes of vehicles converted post registration has arisen. This note sets out the procedure which should be followed in these cases. "Conversion" is defined VRT legislation as follows:- "...means the modification of the vehicle in such manner that it no longer retains all of the characteristics of the vehicle category under which it is certified for type approval purposes". Revenue requires a Vehicle Owner's Declaration of Conversion (form VRTCONV), supported by a Suitably Qualified Individual Declaration of Conversion (template VRTCONVSQI), only in the following circumstances:-

1. change of EU Vehicle Category, and/or
2. change in the no. of seats, and/or
3. change in the no. of seatbelt fittings, and/or
4. change EU Bodywork A person wishing to obtain motor tax for a previously registered vehicle should, provided one or more of the above circumstances apply, first be asked to comply with the Revenue VRT procedures in relation to conversions, i.e. the vehicle must be certified by a Suitably Qualified Individual (SQI) as to the quality of the conversion and the accuracy of the declaration. The owner declaration on Revenue form VRTCONV stamped by the SQI and an accompanying declaration by the SQI on headed paper should be posted to The Revenue Commissioners, Central Vehicle Office, Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford, where the conversion will be assessed to determine if additional VRT is due. If none of the four circumstances outlined above apply, then the person should not be directed to Revenue. Post assessment, the Central Vehicle Office will return a copy of the VRTCONV form to the applicant, stamped to indicate it has been assessed. This form should then be included in the motor tax application to tax the converted vehicle. Applications for motor tax for newly converted vehicles should only be accepted when all the above procedures have been carried out. Form VRTCONV and a template form for VRTCONVSQI and further details regarding Motor Caravans are available to view/download from www.revenue.ie/vrt

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